1. Thanks for visiting! We live outside of town, but have enjoyed seeing this city rise. You discovered some great restaurants. I would also recommend the 615 Club for a traditional supper club experience, visit the art shop across from Lucy’s and visit the upstairs “My apartment”. Set up like a real apartment but everything is for sale! February is a very well known film festival and in the summer the entire downtown is a farmers market every Saturday. Much more to do here, that is just a taste!

    1. Hi Janet, it was my pleasure. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a few other things for visitors to experience. I hope I can come back to Beloit one of these days and see another season. Cheers, Mike

  2. Beloit really is a gem! Other things to consider is the great farmers market downtown during May-October and the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator! They have art openings the first Friday of every month. Free to the public with light snacks and drinks. Pottery classes available!

  3. Thank you for sharing about some of same wonderful places we discovered as we looked for a new home that we would convert into our bed and breakfast. Beloit won us over in a few visits as we experienced their weekly Farmers Market and strolled through the Beloit College campus. We agree, it is one of the stateline area hidden gems.

  4. I grew up in Beloit and it’s nice to see something written about it from an outsider point of view. Although I haven’t been back in over a year I hear so much updating from the Hendricks family. One place you should check out is a park called Big Hills. There are trails and parks. It’s a great place to go and it’s beautiful during the fall when the leaves change colors.

  5. Thanks for showcasing our fine city. We love it here and it’s so nice to see others are learning about us and helping uncover this hidden gem on the Rock River. I own the Barber Shop that is next to the Candy Store in your photo of our brick paved State Street. If your ever back this way, stop in and say hi. I’ll treat you to an ice cream cone next door. Rod the Barber / Austins Barber Shop established 1917.

    1. Oh, it was my pleasure Rod, such a fine city indeed. I’d love to come back to see it in a different season one of these days. Ha, I appreciate the offer, I might just do that. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to post a comment. Cheers!

  6. I am from Durand, IL, and have many relatives who have lived in Beloit, and some who are still there, so I have visited Beloit many times down through the years. Thank you for sharing this delightful journal of your stay in the Beloit area. (Sierra Vista, AZ)

  7. On your next visit, if in the fall, the Apple Hut is snuggled in between Beloit and Janesville nearly adjacent to Big Hill Park. A great day trip!

  8. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit in Beloit. I’ve lived here most of my life and it is amazing to see how beautiful it has become. I think those of us that have lived here “forever” sometimes take for granted how much there is to see & do. Thank you for helping me remember how wonderful my hometown is!

  9. Thanks for visiting Mike! As a Beloit resident this was so fun to read. We really do have a special little city. Next time you visit, if you enjoy vintage decor, stop by Vintage Bliss. We offer a unique shopping experience and 10,000 square feet of over 40 of the areas most talented people in the business. You can check us out on Facebook here:
    Happy travels!

    1. Hi Kristy! Oh, it was my pleasure, I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the suggestion and for taking the time to post a comment. I have several places to check out on my list next time I visit. I appreciate ya sharing your suggestion. All the best, Mike

  10. I was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. It has grown in the last 20 years with ABC Supply Company founding their company on the Rock River. It remains a beautiful place to raise a family.

    We are nestled smack dab in the middle of Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

    I hope your followers take in the sights Beloit has to offer.


  11. My son had his senior photos taken at Beckman Mill, only 2.5 miles from my house. Many weekends spent fishing there and field trips through school. Glad you enjoyed!

  12. Love your fresh insights into our wonderful town. Downtown Beloit has been transforming itself into a terrific destination. Please visit us at the Villager Gallery and My Apartmentment@429 for unique one-of-a-kind shopping.

  13. I have enjoyed Beloit most of my life and am glad you did too. I hope it stays the open friendly community it is now. I love the short drive to Chicago and Milwaukee to enjoy metropolitan entertainment.

  14. A very informative, i never heard about almaty city before that, but now after reading the whole blog, it force me to visit this beautiful city.

  15. Recently I stayed In Beloit as I have 18 days a month for 25 years,
    This time 2 guys on camera stole my property from the back of my old blue dodge dusky pickup parked between jerseys and the Hampton inn
    One shorter guy wearing a hat and sleeveless vest the other a taller guy was the one on camera carrying items away from my truck
    I’ve asked the police to review the tape and unless these gentlemen return my property to the motel front desk by may 10 I will press charges. If they return the items no ? Will be asked

  16. As a graduate of Beloit College where I met my wife of 57 years, I can vouch for the rebirth of a mid-western town on the Rock River. The combination of a respected liberal arts college founded in 1846, two years before Wisconsin became a state, and a community living on a vibrant river creates the interesting environment you discovered. It doesn’t end there with the investment by Beloit College in the reuse of an old power plant which technology caused to be abandoned. This structure named “The Powerhouse” will open in the fall of 2019 and be a center around which college and community can come together. It will use river water to heat and cool the inside environment. When the adjacent River Walk is completed it will be worth your time to make another visit. Studio Gang from Chicago, your town, is the lead architect.

    1. Hi Frank! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing more info on Beloit, it is indeed a fantastic little city. Hope to visit again sometime soon. Cheers, Mike

  17. I agree with most of the comments!! Grew up in Beloit in a time when it was known as little Chicago (not a good thing). Beloit is now a fine small city gem in Wisconsin. Definitely the Farmer’s Market in the summer/fall (2nd largest in WI behind Madison), the history & topography of Big Hills, Apple Hut, The Powerhouse, the 615 club, the Carom room (adjacent) pool hall would make a great trip. Plus Ms. Hendricks has added another fine hotel diagonally across from the Iron Works, called the Hotel Goodwin. This property has a rooftop option that would be best appreciated before cold hits in the fall. Don’t forget the Fine Arts Incubator, as it is another gem in a small city.

  18. I am The Former Mayor of South Beloit, Just wanted to thank you for the fine review. Come on back again and check out a few more jewels on the south side next time. Ms. Diane Hendricks has done a fantastic Job in Beloit. There truly is a lot more for one to see and do here. Peace

    1. Hi William, thanks for stopping by. I was hoping to come back this summer to film a video, but apparently the tourism department doesn’t have the budget to host me.

  19. Hi there! I am from Beloit and I am a huge fan of my hometown! I live in Atlanta Ga now and I cherish my visits home. I usually stay in Madison but, you are gonna “make me” try out this Ironworks Hotel…I remember that place before it became a hotel! Thank you for “taking me back home” through your article! I have fallen in love with Beloit all over again ❤️

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